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California State University, Long Beach
Geological Sciences

Instrumentation and Equipment

Field Equipment

  • Trimble R8 Differential GPS system
  • Trimble GEOXH
  • Leitz total station laser surveying system
  • AGI Supersting R8 Electrical Resistivity Imager
  • LaCoste-Romberg high-precision gravimeter
  • land-based seismic reflection/refraction system with weight-drop energy source and 24-channel land seismic data acquisition system
  • marine multi-channel seismic reflection system that includes a digital 24-channel hydrophone streamer and uniboom and sparker energy sources
  • Konica Minolta CM-2600d Handheld spectrophotometer
  • Livingstone piston coring system with 35 m of drive rod
  • PYLONEX HTH Gravity Corer
  • YSI MDS water quality meter w/650 Sonde and 200 foot cable
  • water sampling equipment including a Kemmerer trace element sampler
  • inflatable raft system
  • three 8-passenger 4WD field vehicles
  • bladder pump for sampling deep well water
  • Grundfos Redi-flow2 pumps for low rate pumping and sampling in wells
  • Two Oryx Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing systems..

Analytical Equipment

  • Delta-XP Gas source mass spectrometer coupled with
  • Gasbench II auto sampler
  • TC/EA autosampler
  • New Wave MIR-10 CO2 laser coupled to a fluorination line
  • CosTech CHN elemental analyzer
  • iXRF Systems "Iridium Ultra" combined X-ray fluorescence and electron-beam energy dispersive spectroscopy system, mounted on the FEI Quanta 200 environmental scanning electron microscope
  • Saturn DigiSizer™ particle size analyzer with autosampler
  • UIC® Carbon/Sulfur Coulometer
  • Dionex ICS-5000 ion chromatograph equipped with dual AS-DV autosamplers for simultaneous cation and anion measurements
  • Perkin Elmer LS 45 Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • Varian Cary® UV-VIS spectrophotometer
  • Bruker Optik Alpha-P FT-IR spectrometer
  • PIMA portable infrared spectrometer
  • Rigaku Miniflex x-ray diffractometer with X'Pert Highscore plus peak identification software
  • petrographic thin section-making equipment and microdrill system
  • fluid inclusion heating/freezing stage
  • ModulyoD® freeze-drier

Computational Equipment/Software

  • Linux workstations and SIOSEIS seismic data processing software
  • 24-station computer lab
  • digitizer tablet
  • 42" HP color inkjet plotter
  • 3-D subsurface visualization and mapping software for seismic and well logs (IHS Kingdom Suite; Schlumberger Petrel)
  • GIS software (MapInfo and ArcGIS)
  • Analytical software (Matlab, Origin 8.0)
  • Kingdom Suite geophysical processing software
  • Groundwater Vistas Numerical Modeling software.